Nicholas Barrett

Bellamy: ‘honour and a pleasure’ to lecture at Royal Irish Academy

Professor Richard Bellamy has delivered a lecture to an audience of the Royal Irish Academy which included the president of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. The lecture on ‘International Human Rights and Democratic Public Ethics’ explored the relationship between human rights, democracy and the Judiciary and hosted by the University of Limerick. Speaking to EUI Life, […]

Migration in Europe: a call for papers

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, the Department of Political and Social Sciences and the IMISCOE Network have issued a call for papers in view of the upcoming conference Is Europe becoming more mobile during the economic crisis or is European mobility in crisis?. The Conference, “Is Europe becoming more mobile during the economic crisis […]

Marcia Gastaldo Retires

After 24 years of service with the EUI Department of Economics, Marcia Gastaldo will retire in September.

FSR ‘Throwing down the walls’ with new online school

The Florence School of Regulation (FSR) will be “throwing down the walls of the EUI building” with a new online school designed to share the institution’s expertise. Speaking to EUI Life, Annika Zorn in charge of the set-up of the online school said “We decided to put all our knowledge online so we started to develop webinars, video lectures, and interviews with leading academics as well as experts from the European commission, regulators and other people from the world of practice.”

The Syrian refugee crisis: A conversation with Philippe Fargues

The war engulfing Syria today has now entered its fourth year. It has caused untold destruction within the country and sent more than 2.8 million refugees abroad in search of shelter. This flow shows no sign of abating and has important consequences for both Syria’s neighbouring countries and the European Union. Migration Policy Centre Director, Philippe […]

László Andor explores the myths of migration

The free movement of people is under more scrutiny than ever before. After a long economic downturn and a surge in support for anti-immigration parties across Europe, migration has found itself at the very top of the political agenda.

EUI Hosts SURPRISE surveillance forum.

The SURPRISE (Surveillance, Privacy and Security) project have held a focus group at the EUI urging Florentines to offer opinions and ideas to EU policy makers in Brussels on matters of privacy and security, both on and offline

Saskia Sassen and the incomplete city

Sakskia Sassen has given her honoris causa lecture on the subject of cities. The highly influential author and sociologist has told an audience of researchers and academics at the EUI that she has “de-theorised to re-theorise” in order to better understand modern urban environments.